“In two weeks or less you can have as much meat as from that cow.”

Cost parity predicted by 2021

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Sat, May 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

At the American Conference Institute (ACI) food law conference Dr. Eric Schulze, Vice President of Product and Regulation at the lab-cultured meat company Memphis Meats, announced that with a single biopsy of animal cells they can produce the equivalent of 10,000 cows’ worth of meat. Schulze is optimistic that cost parity will be achieved by the year 2021 or sooner.

That is outstanding when you consider that it takes one 1,200 pound steer 18 months to grow. Not only is growing animals for food time consuming, it’s also a waste of land, water, and food. It requires a staggering 1,799 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat. In addition, factory farming uses over half of the world’s arable land, uses a majority of our freshwater resources, AND is one of the largest drivers of global deforestation. But lab-cultured meat offers a sustainable option to our growing demand for cheap meat and dairy.

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